MFA, Southern California
BA, Art/Creative Writing, University of Minnesota
Abinadi Meza is a visual artist, filmmaker and sound artist. He is a graduate of SCI-Arc (the Southern California Institute of Architecture) and holds degrees in art, architecture and critical theory. At the University of Houston Meza was the founding faculty of the Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms (IPEF) MFA program, and Co-founder of the Desert Unit for Speculative Territories (DUST) program, an international research studio working at the intersections of spatial practice, critical theory and contemporary art.
Meza has exhibited and performed in North America, South America and Europe at venues including the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Helicotrema Festival, Venice; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Hipersonica Festival, Sao Paulo; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Sonorities Festival, Belfast; Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto; New Zealand Film Archives, Wellington; Museo MAXXI, Rome; and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. In 2014 he was awarded a Rome Prize in Visual Art by the American Academy in Rome.